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Loxley Chapel, Sheffield, S.Yorks, March 2017

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HughieD

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1. The History
Won’t do the history bit as I’ve done it before for my previous visit back in November 2015. You can find it here:

Loxley chapel- November 2015

I’ll up-date the history for recent event. Sealed for a long time, the chapel became unsealed and a number of reports on urbex sites started to appear. Sadly the local pond-life got in and started smashing the place up. Things went from bad to worse when flames ripped through the church in the early hours of Wednesday August 17th last year. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out at around 3am when they dispatched three fire engines. The fire-fighters put out the flames by about 7am but the place was a burnt out shell by that point.

2. The Explore
I remember hearing the news about this place burning down while I was on my holidays last summer. Been sort of putting this one off as I knew what I’d find having seen other reports post the fire. Felt a wave of sadness wash over me when I saw the chapel a burnt-out wreck. It makes it worse when it’s a place of worship. How would you feel if the place that your loved ones were buried and commemorated was burnt down by local yobbos? It could have been all so different if the then owners (The Haighs) had not managed to buy the place and instead it had been purchased by a local scout group who wanted to use the building rather than leave it abandoned. For me it was the classic 'leave it unsecured and a mystery fire will start' job. Do local yobs really go out at 3am in the morning hell-bent on arson? For me something doesn't add up. English Heritage are preparing to do a report on the future of the Chapel but with the land acquired by private property developers you can sort of guess the rest.

3. The Pictures

A few of the overgrown graveyard first:

33609091096_a9f4cbba4f_b.jpgimg9253 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33265999250_75ebd691f8_b.jpgimg9254 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32832615323_beb31d7bbf_b.jpgimg9219 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32803760714_b518f4105a_b.jpgimg9224 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the old girl comes into sight. Oh deary me…

32833548193_2606e1a6be_b.jpgimg9245 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32807043864_b999b4d643_b.jpgimg9251 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32803717374_4b49ab0d56_b.jpgimg9216 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32832539993_31b7f2f347_b.jpgimg9222 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33646171535_5b34abe068_b.jpgimg9221 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32836166073_7ffa65fe0e_b.jpgimg9249 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33649564245_2d6eab6e2f_b.jpgimg9247 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33518819281_8e8c1c6f32_b.jpgimg9225 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32805218444_8a22fa0996_b.jpgimg9230 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33646096025_8b1c452aff_b.jpgimg9223 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33518680611_65f182eb55_b.jpgimg9228 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33647923035_74c6d47f9a_b.jpgimg9227 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33518633721_487c9b35e6_b.jpgimg9229 by HughieDW, on Flickr

It’s pretty grim inside:

33263454860_19a0ab3f08_b.jpgimg9243 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33518447191_a4da9da665_b.jpgimg9233 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33647698015_c3f177d806_b.jpgimg9231 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And not much remains. The old iron pillars remain steadfast however:

33518386741_775f7e205d_b.jpgimg9234 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33518867211_dcc0bbe9a3_b.jpgimg9246 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some wall plaques have been removed:

33647498875_6d766603ca_b.jpgimg9235 by HughieDW, on Flickr

But this one remains in situ:

32805092354_9c7e94ab29_b.jpgimg9232 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some scorched remembrance headstones:

32833772683_ef21ed4877_b.jpgimg9239 by HughieDW, on Flickr

A broken wall plaque:

33491037072_9852021681_b.jpgimg9236 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Old metal piping:

33606933766_f0d90567bf_b.jpgimg9237 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And a few charred beams:

33490759762_f51eabf199_b.jpgimg9244 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33606887106_95aa6d39d0_b.jpgimg9238 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And some bits of old metal:

33606786036_0713ebaaf9_b.jpgimg9240 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
 
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